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Feb. 27, 1956
Feb. 27, 1956

Table of Contents
Feb. 27, 1956

Events & Discoveries
Spectacle
  • In Cooch Behar, the grand-style tiger hunt of legend carries on unchanged in pomp and ceremony and as luxuriously as ever

The Wonderful World Of Sport
The Westminster
Sporting Look
  • The fashions in dogs were not the only news at the Westminster. A surprising number of male bipeds with doggy connections managed to look pretty doggy themselves in various choices of head coverings

Big Three
Anniversary

SCOREBOARD

RECORDBREAKERS

This is an article from the Feb. 27, 1956 issue

Bob Backus of NewYork AC hurled 35-pound weight 63 feet 10½ inches for new world indoor recordat AAU championships in New York (Feb. 18).

Lorraine Crapp,17-year-old Australian schoolgirl, broke her own 440-yard freestyle for secondtime in two days, swimming distance in 5:05.9 at Sydney (Feb. 18).

Black HillsTeachers College of Spearfish, S.D. and Yankton College set national collegiatebasketball mark by playing seven overtime periods before Black Hills won, 80-79(Feb. 18).

BOXING

Sandy Saddler, arighteous man who was "mentally hurt" by charges that he used foulmeans to beat Flash Elorde (SI, Feb. 6), was almost angelic in scoringthird-round TKO over Curley Monroe at Providence.

Gene Fullmer,brawling West Jordan, Utah middleweight, took split decision by single pointfrom Gil Turner in furious mill at Madison Square Garden.

Bobby Boyd, rangyyoung (22) 160-pounder, stopped Eduardo Lausse's unbeaten string at 32 with asplit-decision verdict at Chicago.

TRACK ANDFIELD

Joe Yancey's NewYork Pioneer Club, defending champions, won their third AAU indoor title atMadison Square Garden, defeating Villanova 26-22½. Key event was victory ofPioneers' Lou Jones in 600-yard run when hitherto unbeaten Charley Jenkins ofVillanova was forced out of contention after first-turn collision. Penn's JohnHaines, who tied world 60-yard-dash mark early in week, got up on toes tooverhaul George Sydnor, won fourth consecutive sprint title in 6.2. ArnieSowell, out for record, took lead in 1,000, shortly after start, got 25 yardson field but missed mark (2:08.2) by two-tenths of second. Unbeaten Lee Calhounnipped Jack Davis and Defending Champion Harrison Dillard in 7.2 60-yardhurdles.

Wes Santee,America's fastest miler, was suspended for life from amateur track competitionfor accepting excessive expenses, by AAU Executive Committee at New York (seepage 12).

BASKETBALL

St. Joseph'sprovided upset of week, downing previously unbeaten St. Francis (N.Y.) 80-76,leaving San Francisco as nation's only major undefeated team. Other upsets wereCanisius over Holy Cross, Maryland over North Carolina State, De Paul overKentucky and Xavier over Louisville.

Conferenceleaders and records: Big Ten—Illinois (9-0) and Iowa (8-1); AtlanticCoast—North Carolina (10-2), Duke, Wake Forest and North Carolina State (9-3);Southern—George Washington (10-2) and West Virginia (9-2); Southeastern—Alabama(9-0), Vanderbilt (10-1) and Kentucky (9-1); Southwest—SMU (9-0), Arkansas(8-2) and Rice (7-2); Missouri Valley—Houston (8-2); Big Seven—Iowa State andKansas State (6-2); Skyline—Utah (7-2) and Brigham Young (7-3); PacificCoast—UCLA (10-0) and California (8-2); Ivy—Columbia (6-3), Dartmouth and
Princeton (5-3).

HORSE RACING
Nashua, top-weighted in first start as handicap horse, withstood SocialOutcast, driving down stretch, to win $129,800, 1¼ mile Widener by head atHialeah (see page 42).

DOG SHOWS
Ch. Wilber White Swan, 4-year-old white toy poodle owned by Bertha Smith ofBethpage, N.Y. and handled by Anne Hone Rogers, won best-in-show at WestminsterK.C. event in New York. Six-pound poodle was first toy to gain prize (see page34).

GOLF

Gene Littler shota 7-under-par 65 on final round to win $20,000 Texas Open at San Antonio—hisfirst winter-circuit victory—with 276 for 72 holes.

Kathy Cornelius,23-year-old Lake Worth, Fla. pro, scored her first major tournament win, takingSt. Petersburg Open with tourney-record 287.

FIGURE SKATING
Hayes Alan Jenkins, Ronnie Robertson and David Jenkins placed one-two-three inworld championships at Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, repeating their Olympictriumphs.

TENNIS
Pancho Gonzales continued mastery over Tony Trabert in World Tennis Tour,taking four out of five matches during week. Gonzales now leads Trabert32-9.

SWIMMING
The Hill School ended Lawrenceville's record of 10 years without defeat ininterscholastic dual-meet competition with 45-32 victory at Pottstown, Pa.

MILEPOSTS
MARRIED—Willie Mays, 24, N.Y. Giants center fielder, and Margheurite Wendelle,27; at Elkton, Md. Exuberant Mays showed burst of famed speed, being clocked at70 mph (and ticketed) on New Jersey Turnpike as he hustled to altar.

[This articlecontains a table. Please see hardcopy of magazine or PDF.]

RESULTS OF 50 LEADING COLLEGE BASKETBALL GAMES

EAST

Brown 67—Columbia 59
Canisius 71—Holy Cross 60
Conn. 92—Rhode I. 90
Cornell 78—Yale 71
Dart. 79—Cornell 61
Dart. 61—Columbia 50
Holy Cross 84—Notre D. 72
Penn 75—Princeton 61
St. Jos. (Pa.) 80—St. Francis (N.Y.) 76
Temple 66—Lafayette 65

SOUTH & SOUTHWEST

Alabama 109—Florida 74
Alabama 79—Tulane 60
Drake 70—Okla. City 66
Geo. Wash. 81—Wm. & M. 69
Houston 62—Okla. A&M 60
Kentucky 86—Miss. St. 65
Louisville 84-Ky. Wes. 74
Louisville 59—Dayton 56
Md. 71—N.C. State 62
N. Car. 77—W. Forest 73
N.C. State 90—Duke 81
Okla. A&M 70—Detroit 48
Rice 68—Baylor 58
SMU 26—TCU 22
SMU 92—Texas A&M 80
Vanderbilt 74—Tulane 67
Vanderbilt 96—Tenn. 68
West Va. 105—Wm. & M. 90

WEST

Dayton 85—Memphis St. 71
Dayton 85—Xavier (0.) 75
De Paul 81—Kentucky 79
Detroit 72—Marquette 71
Illinois 89—Michigan 66
Illinois 96—Mich. St. 76
Iowa 88—Purdue 75
Iowa 80—Wisconsin 66
Iowa St. 71—Nebraska 69
Oklahoma 69—Kansas 68
Missouri 86—Colorado 61
Wichita 109—St. Louis 103
Xav. (0.) 99—L'ville 59

FAR WEST

BYU 78—Wyoming 67
Colo. A&M 70—BYU 59
San Fran. 79—S. Jose St. 52
San Fran. 74—St. Mary's 63
S. Calif. 74—Stanford 58
Stanford 78—S. Calif. 74
UCLA 77—Oregon State 56
UCLA 72—Oregon State 59
Utah 99—Denver 68
Utah St. 84-Colo. A&M 80
Wyoming 95—Utah State 73

BASKETBALL'S TOP TEN
(Verdict of the Associated Press writers' poll)

Team standings this week (first-place votes inparentheses):

 

Points

1—San Francisco (86)

1,301

2—Illinois (18)

1,078

3—Louisville (5)

809

4—Dayton (2)

782

5—Vanderbilt (9)

529

6—North Carolina State

509

7—Alabama (10)

403

8—Kentucky

308

9—North Carolina (4)

297

10—Temple (1)

266

RUNNERS-UP: 11, Duke 228; 12, Southern Methodist (1)222; 13, Iowa 148; 14, Houston (1) 93; 15, UCLA (1) 90.